June 13, 2012, 2pm PDT
Conor Myhrvold writes about the application of remote sensing technology to the search for ancient South American cities reclaimed by time and nature.
September 28, 2011, 5am PDT
GPS data from over 30,000 Beijing cabs have provided researchers at Microsoft Research Asia glimpses into underlying causes of congestion in the city. Typically, the culprit is missing or flawed connections.
December 2, 2010, 11am PST
A new study of how people are using the French bikesharing system in Lyon provides ample data for American planners hoping implementing similar systems, and reveals that bicycles are faster and more effective than cars in dowtown commutes.
October 8, 2010, 5am PDT
A new journal article by Eric Fraser assesses what went wrong with plans to bring wireless Internet access to the masses, finding that a hostile regulatory environment trumps even the best-laid plans.
September 3, 2009, 2pm PDT
Policies that encourage density as a way to reduce carbon emissions won't be able to play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions in time to counteract global warming, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.
February 25, 2009, 7am PST
Masdar City, the elaborate and ambitious planned green development in Abu Dhabi, is slowing coming into shape. This piece from <em>Technology Review</em> looks at how the city's development could inform the future of citybuilding.
November 2, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>A new online visual mapping tool enables users to virtually tour places from a pedestrian's perspective online.</p>
September 8, 2005, 10am PDT
A partnership between Southern California Edison and Stirling Energy Systems will result in the largest solar farm in the United States.
June 13, 2005, 1pm PDT
Google's four-month old mapping service is being used in interesting ways to display a wide variety of demographic information.
May 29, 2005, 7am PDT
Daniel Charles offers a fascinating introduction to GIS and the field's apparently shady origins.
April 25, 2005, 10am PDT
Stewart Brand believes that environmentalists should rethink their positions on population growth, urbanization, genetically modified crops, and nuclear power.
October 16, 2004, 1pm PDT
Richard Muller argues that poor math undermines evidence linking global warming to human activity.
September 23, 2004, 9am PDT
Wireless networking is becoming an increasingly popular amenity for cities and town. But who will pay for it?
September 14, 2004, 1pm PDT
The premise of voluntary environmentalism is that firms become more environmentally enthusiastic when their adoption of regulatory policies comes willingly.
June 25, 2004, 7am PDT
MIT's Technology Review offers a fascinating look at the latest building technologies being used in the world's tallest building. [Includes graphics.]
March 17, 2004, 2pm PST
Hydrogen is no greener than the energy sources use to produce it.
January 2, 2004, 11am PST
An MIT architecture professor and two students designed and built a 'microvillage' that offers instant community in devastated areas.
December 29, 2003, 5am PST
Can a thermodynamic engineer convince people to drink purified sewage?
October 23, 2003, 3pm PDT
Many geology and water isssues have been overlooked by the DOE in selecting Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear depository.
May 1, 2003, 6am PDT
MIT's Technology Review continues its in-depth examination of the proliferation of public monitoring technologies.